The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation intended for the Choosing Wisely campaign to support conversations between clinicians and their patients about what care is necessary.1 The campaign sought to do so by involving professional societies in creating lists of unnecessary tests and procedures and disseminating the lists to their membership. At the same time, the campaign partnered with Consumer Reports to produce consumer-friendly briefs of Choosing Wisely recommendations and to disseminate the briefs to consumers. It remains an open question whether clinicians or consumers at large are aware of specific Choosing Wisely recommendations or have changed their attitudes toward unnecessary procedures and tests.
Ralph Gonzales, Adithya Cattamanchi. Changing Clinician Behavior When Less Is More. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(12):1921–1922. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5987